Just yesterday afternoon the Internet was atwitter with the possibility of a movie adaptation of The Authority, the well-regarded, and highly influential, superhero series by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch — based on a comment made by Castle star Stana Katic at an Emmy Awards event.
Well, it turns out it was all a misunderstanding.
“Re: confusion about ‘The Authority’,” Katic tweeted this morning. “By ‘looking into,’ I meant looking into READING the comic books. Was not cast or offered role in movie.” Or, as Ellis so succinctly put it: “No, There’s No AUTHORITY Film.”
Sure, a Warner Bros. adaptation seemed unlikely, considering the content of the hyper-violent, no-holds-barred comic (not to mention the studio’s inability to put together a Justice League film). But stranger things have happened in Hollywood — just not this time, apparently.